'Like going back to my home away from home': LaBonta delighted with Wanderers return

Lo’eau LaBonta can't wait to be back with the Western Sydney Wanderers for the upcoming Westfield W-League 2018/19 season.

The American midfielder made her Westfield W-League debut last year and returns to the Red and Black on loan from National Women's Soccer League club Utah Royals.

LaBonta says she’s excited to be back in Sydney's west and is aiming to make history with the club this season. 

“Last year I fell in love with Australia: the beaches, the lifestyle, the team… returning to the Wanderers for a second season is like going back to my home away from home,” LaBonta told the club's official website.

“I have heard nothing but good things about our new coach Dan Barrett and new squad, so I’m expecting a very competitive and professional environment upon my arrival.


“For me personally my goals for the season always include giving maximum effort and being technically sound.

“For the team, especially with this new and experienced squad, I think a goal everybody is going to buy into and commit to is making the finals.

“With that mentality, I believe this squad will be very successful.”